VITA Technologies E-letter - December 2014

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E-letter December 2014
Improving software development efficiency via model-based system engineering
By Esterel Technologies
This paper proposes more reliance on model-based technologies to manage all required information in a consistent model.
2014 recap
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
Editorial Director Jerry Gipper highlights VITA-related events in 2014, as well as what's to come in 2015.
Building an ecosystem for VNX
By Alan Simmonds, Themis Computer
The recent announcement of the VITA-VNX Marketing Alliance formation to foster open system architecture in critical and intelligent embedded systems is another positive step forward for the VITA 74 NanoX small form factor (SFF) standard, and marks a good time to remember the story behind the VITA 74 NanoX standard and the current progress that is being made.
Business Barometer
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
One of my favorite activities each year is to take a look at trends for the upcoming year, making predictions on where technology is headed. I have taken a swing at 2015 with some commentary on what happened in 2014 to support or disprove my predictions from last year.
Bringing LTE to OpenVPX
By Paul Moakes, CommAgility
Reliable communications are critical in defense applications, and the ability to set up ad hoc networks where existing communications are absent or damaged is key to future combat systems. When assessing the next generation of technology with which to upgrade existing military communications infrastructure, it's difficult to ignore standards-based solutions such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) systems.
Cost benefits of FPGA and FMC for embedded systems development
By Jason Cella, 4DSP
The FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC), as defined by industry standard VITA 57.1, can be used to greatly improve project risk management and bring products to market faster due to its flexibility and performance. FMCs are very effective for system upgrades and technology insertion, and using them makes it easier to incorporate new technologies such as higher resolution A/Ds and D/As as they become available.
Digital meets RF
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
In the not too distant past, computers and RF were not to be in the same room, let alone the same piece of computing equipment. Then over the years the two became friendlier as microprocessors were used to control radios and eventually led to the creation of soft radios and today's highly popular smart phone.
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Military Embedded Systems magazine
Using VITA 75 and standards-based modular design to address SWaP-C challenges
By David Pepper, GE Intelligent Platforms
As the world's armed forces look to deploy computing capability and unmanned vehicles ever closer to the battlefield edge, size, weight, and power (SWaP) are at a premium. The use of modular building blocks such as COM Express (PICMG COM.0) and/or XMC (VITA 42) – and, for packaging, the rugged small form factor (VITA 75) – represent an excellent means to address the requirements of minimizing SWaP-C.

The SSD E-mag

The SSD E-mag analyzes advances in storage technology, including market adoption trends, utilizing the Advanced Encryption Standard for secure storage in aerospace and defense, defining solid-state technology by vertical application, and more.

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The Automotive E-mag

The second installment of the Automotive E-mag shifts into gear with features covering in-vehicle MCU consolidation, the importance of independent software for auto manufacturers, ISO 26262 and MISRA coding tools and techniques, connected car tech, and more.

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SECTION: New Products
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artesyn Embedded Technologies Launches New COTS Fail-Safe System Designed to be Certified to SIL4 for Train Control and Rail Signaling
Highland Technology
VME PCI Express Crate Controller for aerospace, industrial, and laboratory applications
Intel Embedded Innovator
Shrinking Time & Cost for IoT Solutions
Pentair’s Schroff Brand Offers Standard VME, VME64x, VPX & VXS Chassis and Backplanes
Innovative Integration
New Turnkey Digital Receiver Embedded PC Instrument with 8 independent DDCs and Spectrum Analyzer Download Data Sheets & Pricing Now!
Autoranging input VeroPower switched mode PSUs are extremely versatile
TEWS Technologies
High-Density TTL Level Digital I/O PMC Module
Elma Electronic, Inc.
New Optical VPX Backplane from Elma
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
ALPHI Technology
Ultra-small footprint and lightweight 1553 Data Logger
North Atlantic Industries
SIU31 – 3U cPCI Sensor Interface Unit

The Medical E-mag

The Medical E-mag brought to you by Embedded Computing Design takes the pulse of medical electronics with features that prescribe medical device software strategies, diagnose human interfaces for healthcare, inspect HIPAA compliance in the connected age, and more.

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SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
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Three ways to ensure your automotive developers deliver secure, compliant, defect-free software

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Breaking Through the 3.0GHz with the ARM® Cortex®-A53

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Panel Discussion: IoT - Designing, Connecting, and Securing your Things

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